For those of you who are currently living in Columbus, or are planning on visiting soon, I wanted to share a great local winery. I have been to Wyandotte Winery a few times for tastings and recently was there for a happy hour. They have a great little tasting room and a small banquet room as well for get-togethers of around 30 or so people.
This winery is actually just down the road from where I live, and I have passed by this place so many times that I was so glad to finally get to try it out. They have about 11 different wines and you can either do 6 wines for $5 or 11 wines for $10, or 1 wine for $1 (although one of the wines is $2). They also give very generous pours, so if you do the "Grand Tasting" which is the 11 wines for $10 you end up getting about 2 decent sized glasses of wine. They also have a really great variety of dry and sweet wines, so there really is something for everyone.
I really liked the wine White Roses, which according to their website is "a classic Niagara wine available in both a sweet still and dry sparkling style. The aroma reminds many people of the grape vines that used to grow in their Grandmother's back yard." It is kind of sweet, but not overly sweet. It really does make you feel like you are in a rose garden, which I love!
I also really liked the Raspberry Summer wine which is made from 100% raspberry juice. The Graystone, which is an Ohio Riesling is also pretty good with tastes of peach and mango, but my friends didn't like it as much as I did. It was very crisp, which I tend to like in a wine.
If you are in the area, be sure to stop by and check out this winery. They also have a cute little gift shop with lots of fun gifts for wine enthusiasts.